Owners of Premier Pet Are National Small Business Persons of the Year

Kaufman & Canoles is pleased to congratulate Sharon E. Bennett and Evan C. Wooton, owners of Premier Pet Products on being named the National Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Premier Pet Products manufactures and sells collars, leashes and other specialty pet products that \"improve the relationships between people and their pets.\" Sharon Bennett and Evan Wooton were selected to the top spot from among the state Small Business Persons of the Year recipients representing all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

Starting with an SBA-backed loan, Premier Pet Products now distributes directly to 10,000 independent pet supply retailers, veterinarians and dog trainers, as well as big-box pet specialty chains. Since 1989 the company has grown to nearly 100 employees and sales have grown from 30 to 70 percent per year, to more than $10 million last year.

A client of the firm, Premier Pet Products is based in Richmond, Virginia.

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